[unisog] NetReg Circumvention?

Pete Hickey pete at shadows.uottawa.ca
Thu Sep 4 19:41:32 GMT 2003


On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 02:52:39PM -0400, Mitch Collinsworth wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 4 Sep 2003, Pete Hickey wrote:
> 
> > Our fix was to use a scheme similar to Waterloo's.  Lock the port
> > down to a single MAC, and freeze the arp tables in the router.

> ..  While I understand the problems
> that can lead to such decisions, I also have to believe this really
> sucks for the students.


You're right.  However, it was a decision based on the resources
we have vs the problems we had.  Having quotas gave them real
incentives to try to break the system...  When we saw a program
being distributed, called "Crack_Resonet", we knew we were not
dealing with only a few.




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